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Warm weather tempers runners' expectations in Colonial Half Marathon return

Warm weather tempers runners' expectations in Colonial Half Marathon return

Without the usual international representation of Kenyan and Ethiopian runners, Sunday's 37th annual Sentara Colonial Half Marathon was an All-American affair with the two race favorites, Will Christian of Norfolk and Renee High of Virginia Beach, winning by comfortable margins.

Two Williamsburg men, Adam Otstot and Roger Hopper, placed in the top five overall amid a patriotic atmosphere throughout the contest with the Fife and Drum Corps leading the runners from William and Mary Hall to the Jamestown Road race start a half-mile away, musketeers shooting Colonial-era guns to start both the 5K and half marathon races, and two men carrying American flags the entire 13.1-mile half...

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